Sampler Schedule: (Each class will focus on the topic listed)
NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-617-9644.
If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.
Cool as Sheet (Copper): Discover the art of chasing in this copper chasing class. Students will learn how to create basic patterns in the surface of copper sheet using a variety of tools. Unlike engraving, where metal is removed, chasing displaces but preserves the metal. (Open to all levels)
Fold Forming - This is about following what the metal likes to do, rather than forcing a specific form upon it. The concept was developed by Charles Lewton-Brain as a result of his time spent with Klaus Ulrich in Germany. This new system emphasizes creating forms by using the metals own characteristics to achieve naturally beautiful elements rapidly. (Open to all levels)
(NOTE: Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. The topic of each class is listed with the corresponding date.)
Arc + Flame Metalsmithing Samplers are an excellent way to get a taste of working metals by hand. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction to enhance your learning experience. These classes are designed as teasers to let you experience what it's like to work copper using a variety of techniques. Focus will be on the fundamentals of allowing the shapes to develop as we work the material.
NOTE: Metalsmithing Classes are interactive and involve some physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!Samplers will be held at various times throughout the year, the project will vary each class and are three to five hours long. Be sure to check the class listing prior to checkout.
- 3.5 hour class period: 6:30pm-10:00pm OR 6:00pm-9:30pm
- Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
- Experience required: None
- Complimentary coffee available and vending machines
Student Health / Dress Code / Refund Policy:
NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: email@example.com.